Monday, November 28, 2011

41 Reasons...

Today is my dear husband's 41st birthday. I thought I'd honor him with 41 reasons why I think he is the best guy in the world.

1. He has the ability to make me laugh like no one else can. Even when I am trying to be mad at him. Which makes him a very smart man.
2. He's my best friend.
3. He has yet to kick me out of the car for my back seat driving. I don't think I'd be able to put up with myself like he does.
4. He can strike up a conversation with a complete stranger and come way friends. He's that likable of a guy.
5. He's a great cook. So much so that he does the cooking in our house. I know, I'm very spoiled.
6. He treats his mother well. Which I think is very important in a man.
7. He is handy around the house. We did after all build our house.
8. He teases me mercilessly, but I know it's because he has a big ol' crush on me.
9. He loves to surprise me. Not jump out and scare me kind of surprise, but surprise me with a trip to Disneyland like he did for my 27th birthday. 
10. He asks my advice on what shirt to wear with what colored pants or hat. I love that.
 11. He is a walking calculator. He is a math whiz and our financial planner. Math is not my strong point and I am thankful I can leave the numbers up to him and know that our future is well taken care of. 
12. He is a travel bug like me.

13. He is big on tradition like me. Like reliving our first date every year, or exchanging ornaments every Christmas.
14. He knows to get me flowers for my birthday, anniversary and Valentines day. 
15. He's been there for me through some very hard times. I can always count on him to be my rock.
16. When I asked him what first attracted him to me, he told me it was my eyes. Oh be still my beating heart!
17. He's taller and bigger than me. I once dated a guy who was smaller than me and I had a very hard time with it.
18. He's supported me in my new love for running and has run beside me in 5 out of 6 half marathons even though I'm a slower runner.

19. I love how he plays hide and seek with the dogs. It's the cutest thing.
20. He has a green thumb, whereas I have a black one. 
21. He puts up with my obsessive painting and repainting a room until I get the color right. Our poor master bedroom is on it's 5th color.
22. He loves the outdoors as much as I do.
23. He thinks things through, whereas I tend to be impulsive.
24. He has allowed me (although I don't think I really gave him the choice) to turn our "office" into my craft room.
25. He gives the best hugs. Period.
26. He doesn't make fun of me for my fear of heights. In fact, when we were in Italy and climbed up and down countless towers, he would walk in front or behind me so that I would feel safe.
27. When were were first dating, he was away at college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and we would write each other letters (this was before email) every day. I still have the letters in a box somewhere.
28. He lets me eat the crispy fries.
29. He has a wicked sense of humor.
30. He is kind and thoughtful and not afraid to show his feelings.
31. As a Fire Captain, he risks his life every day he goes to work. He is my hero and I love his bravery.

 32. He can dish it as good as he can take it. We are each others best sparing partner - in a good natured way.
33. He went and saw the fist three Twilight movies with me. I couldn't put him through a fourth one. I'm not that cruel.
34. When I'm sick, he'll make me chicken soup and take care of me.
35. He'll affectionately tell me "You're killing me smalls", after the movie The Sand Lot, when I do something silly. And it always makes me smile.
36. He makes me feel safe.
37. I have never once doubted his love for me nor mine for him. Our love for one another is pure and true.
38. He's super smart. Like encyclopedia smart. If I don't know something, I just ask him.
39. He always asks me what I want to have for dinner, what I want to watch on tv, or where I want to sit in the movie theater. And while sometimes this may get on my nerves because I feel like I am the one always making the decision, I would rather he ask my opinion than not all.
40. He has this twinkle in his eyes that just stops me in my tracks.
41. Kids love him. They eat him up. And I know that he is going to be the most amazing dad.

Happy Birthday Babe!



  1. That is so sweet. I did a similar thing for Bill for his 46th birthday and he loved it.

    Happy Birthday to Jim!

  2. This made me cry and I don't even know him!! How wonderful to feel that way about the person you're sharing your life with. Congratulations to you both on an amazing friendship! And Happy Birthday to your sweet man.

  3. You made me cry! So deliciously sweet! Many, many blessings in both your lives. Love you, Aunt Gail

  4. Wow, he is a keeper for sure. I can tell just how much you truly love him. Your post made me smile.

  5. That was wonderful--he is all that and more--couldn't ask for a better son & daughter in law!! Love you both!!



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